Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York

The Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York City

Posted: 09/04/2017 by mariesophieblog

As some of you might know I recently went to the states for a much needed getaway. One of the two places I visited was New York City. My favorite place in the entire world! (Seriously my love for this city is unreal!) And with this being my third visit to this mesmerizing citiy I’ve had fair share of eating, drinking and exploring. As a blogger/instagrammer – or just as a tourist in general – one of the main things on your to do list is seeing all the sights and capturing a ton of amazing memories. But funnily enough, when preparing this trip I realised I never really made an effort to explore all of the areas and find some great photography spots. Which I wanted to change on this trip.

And whilst walking around and sharing my snaps on my Instagram I thought I’m definitely not the only one who wants to get some picture perfect memories of Manhattan. So for today’s post I’ve rounded up my personal most Instagram-worthy spots in New York City.

1. Brooklyn Bridge (facing Manhattan skyline)

Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York City

It’s hard not to stop by the Brooklyn Bridge whilst visiting Manhattan. As one of the oldest bridges in the united states it photographes well up close and from afar. Snap a picture of one of the arches facing towards the Manhatten skyline or head over to the Brooklyn Bridge park for a full view of the bridge itself and the absolutely epic skyline! Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038, USA

2. Oculus Shopping Mall

Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York City

With its’ dreamy white interior and right in the heart of downtown Manhattan the Oculus is quite possibily the most photogenic mall in America. The high ceillings and the pretty looking shops are a definite sight to see. Head to either of the balconies for a full view of the minimalistic space. 185 Greenwich Street New York NY 10007

3. The Met

Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York City

Good Morning Upper East Siders – Gossip Girl here! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sit on the steps of the infamous Metropolitan Museum of Art? Then head over to this sight and have a seat. It felt quite special I can tell you that! Get your travel buddy to snap a picture of you from the bottom of the stairs and get your pose on. This one is a winner with every girl who obsessed over Serenas’ and Blairs’ friendship for six long seasons. 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

4. The Flatiron Building

Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York City

Have you ever seen these beautiful photographs of the Manhattan sights with beautiful lighting and no people or traffic around? Yeah this did not happen for me. No matter how hard, I tried I couldn’t get a shot without a load of people running anround. However this sight is best photographed with daylight and straight on. Try to get there before the sun starts setting. That way you avoid the sun being behind the buling and creating a lot of back lighting. 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA

5. Soho Street Art

Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York City

One of the main things I wanted to do on this trip was exploring all the famous areas. Usually when you are in a city as big as New York, you tend to get the subway to visit the specific places you want to see without really wondering around and taking in the special vibe this city has. Soho is the area I loved the most. It just gives off such a cool vibe and all of the street art photographs very well. This specific one can be found at the corner of Mott and Kenmare.

6. The Little Owl

Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York City

Are you happen to be a Friends fan? If so, than this little gem might seem very familiar to you. The Little Owl is not only known as a great mediterran restaurant but also as the exterior for the Monica & Rachel’s apartment in Friends. 90 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014, USA

7. DUMBO, Brooklyn

Instagram-Worthy Spots in New York City

If you haven’t had enough of pretty bridges, head over to DUMBO in Brooklyn. This spot is sort of the hidden treasure for tourists and quite crowded from time to time. If you are lucky you might even see a bunch of fashion bloggers getting their picture perfect outfit photos. Washington Street, Brooklyn, NX 11201, USA

There you go guys these are all of my most Instagram-worthy spots in New York City. Of course there are a lot more places to see such as the top of the Rockefeller Centre (preferably during sunset), the Empire State Building, the World Trade Centre, the Central Park, Times Square and counting – but I wanted to make sure to feature my hidden treasures. If you know any other places you think people should see, please comment below. I might not be planning on going back anytime soon, but this trip surely wasn’t my last! Come back next week to see my round up of Instagram-worthy spots in Los Angeles. xo, Marie


  • Mel 09/04/2017 at 7:26 PM

    Embarrassingly, I’ve been to New York and only visited one of these places: The Met! I was only there for 5 days and was so busy running between the obvious tourist destinations that I missed out on some really great sights. Soho in particular was a place I really wanted to explore but I only had time to check out the spot they filmed NY Ink in. There is nothing better than seeing amazing street art in unfamiliar places so I guess next time I go to New York, I’ll be spending a lot of time in Soho!

    • mariesophieblog 10/04/2017 at 11:51 AM

      I know the feeling trust me. That’s why I always wanted to come back. There is so much to see when you get there for the time. So since I saw all the obvious ones, such as the Times Square and the Empire State Building, I made sure that this trip was spent exploring the hidden sights. xo, Marie

  • Grace 09/04/2017 at 8:31 PM

    Wow, amazing photography! I would love to go back there! x

    • mariesophieblog 10/04/2017 at 11:52 AM

      Thank you so much. I’m only a beginner at photography so reading this makes me really happy! xo, Marie

    • 04/05/2017 at 12:04 PM

      thanks for these ideas for making some photos for the Instagram account, I like the bridge the most! your advice is useful!

  • The Sunday Mode 10/04/2017 at 9:42 AM

    Love all of these picks and I was in NY last year and now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t head to see the exterior for their apartment in Friends! When I first saw that picture I was thinking why does that building so familiar? argh!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • mariesophieblog 10/04/2017 at 11:54 AM

      Thank you so much! Oh don’t be sad, you can always go back! 🙂 I didn’t even know this exists but when I was walking by this place I though, hold up do I know this place? haha! xo, Marie

  • Ain SB 10/04/2017 at 3:39 PM

    Your pictures are wonderful to look at! NYC has always been in my to go to list but being a Muslim is hard to get into the US even, especially this lately. Guess I’ll have to wait until Trump step down. Really great post, by the way! I want to visit The Little Owl 🙂 x Ain

    • mariesophieblog 11/04/2017 at 10:16 AM

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked the post. 🙂 I can imagine, I hope everything dies down and you get to go to New York! xo, Marie

  • Britt 12/04/2017 at 1:41 AM

    I have never been to NYC but would love to someday!
    Of the places your mentioned I have to say that I have a SERIOUS love of street art, so when the time comes that I do get to go I know that’s going to be on the list!

    Britt |

    • mariesophieblog 13/04/2017 at 11:30 AM

      If you have the time to go, I’d say do it! I’m absolutely in love with this city. If there are two places I would recommend seeing in the US it would be New York and LA. Both absolutely amazing places and the street art in LA is even better. xo, Marie

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